Juan Mata bigs up David De Gea
Manchester United may have lost their derby match against Manchester City, but once again David De Gea made some fine saves.
Following on from his heroics at Arsenal, De Gea was unlucky to concede two goals and his stop from Kevin De Bruyne late on was very impressive.
Ahead of Manchester United’s match against Bournemouth this evening, fellow Spaniard Juan Mata has been speaking to the official club website about his great mate.
Mata explains why De Gea is underrated
Juan Mata: “You know, everything has been said about David from journalists, ex-players, current players, from myself. He is great. He is fantastic. He has an incredible talent and has shown that in every single game in every single season, which is so difficult to do. His consistency is what makes him the best or one of the best, for sure. He showed it on a big stage like Arsenal as he made sure we got the points.
The Spanish midfielder added: “You know what? I don’t know why some people don’t appreciate him and how good he is. He’s not always on the list of the best goalkeepers in the world, or whatever these awards are, and, for me, it’s definite.
Mata continued: “I see his games week in and week out and can see he is great and fantastic. He has to be in the top three, top two or top one. For me, he’s the best and it would be nice if more journalists, not just in England as he is very well appreciated in England, but in different countries, realised how good he is.”
It seems likely that Mata is referring to a recent France Football poll on the best goalkeeper’s in the world.